Everyday the mat in the elevators is changed, and that really helps!
Still at the hotel, we slept in a bit today. Our shower was weak but the towels were huge. Once dressed we got a Starbucks for me and then went to Safeway for some good face SPF. Terry also bought two bags of rainier cherries, our favorite!
I called the cruise line to double check boarding time and found we could board much earlier than expected. We took Uber to the pier where our driver patiently wove through the chaos to locate the correct location. We left our luggage with a porter, our ms Amsterdam tags prominently displayed. We entered the building and filled out a brief health form. Then showed proof that we had our passports. Next we put our carry on’s thru the xray. Finally we checked all the way in and got our room key, letter B for boarding and 08 for our lifeboat number. Then we waited and chatted with other passengers. Terry paced impatiently. We watched them set up the “as you board” photo booth. At 11:25 they began the A group. There is a security guard walking about with a big dog. It’s kind of like the airport before 9/11, with a few additional safeguards.
Once on the ship, the wait was really brief, we began to explore right away. I had spent time learning the different decks, so I was a fair guide. We got to visit the “teen and kids area only” because there was no one there. The ship seemed deserted except for spots with food, those were crowded. After we saw the entire ship we went to the Lido Buffet to eat. Terry had meatloaf and mac&cheese while I had a drumstick and some cheese. We nabbed a sandwich and some more cheese for our room.
We went to our room and it was great. So much closet space, huge bathroom storage and two nice beds, a little living room and our balcony. We are spoiled for sure.
Here are a wide variety of ship photos, some of which feature me and Terry!